Centre for Science and Environment Studies (KIAS)

The Centre for Science and Environment Studies or abbreviated to KIAS (the Malay acronym) “KIAS” is an existing word in Bahasa Melayu (kias) which originally stems from the Arabic (qiyas). The term, qiyas in Usul Fiqh knowledge refers to reasoning by analogy or analogical reasoning while, in Mantik knowledge (logic), the term means syllogistic reasoning. Both are among the most important methods of thinking in any fields, including Science.

Overall Orientation of KIAS

In general, the orientation of KIAS in terms of academic is similar to the focus and breadth of centres or departments of institutions of higher learning that conduct the areas or fields known as Science and Technology Studies (STS). The field taken from its relations with the various fields of pure science is characterised as meta-disciplined or second-order discipline and focuses on research and ademic detailing of issues on thought and philosophy, values and morals, socio-economic-politics and others which arise out of backgrounding the development of Science and Technology.

Focus Areas of KIAS

• Theory and Sociology of Knowledge
• History and Philosophy of Science
• Science, Values and Ethics
• Science Education
• Environment
• Health Sciences
• Future Studies

Fields Of Specialisation and Officer’s Expertise of KIAS

Staff’s List Fields of Specialisation
Dr. Nor Azaruddin Husni bin Haji Nuruddin
Senior Fellow / Director
E-mail: [email protected]
Nanoetika dan Kajian Masa Hadapan
(Nanoethics and Future Studies)
Ms. Azrina binti Sobian
E-mail: [email protected]
Pendidikan Sains dan Komunikasi Sains
(Science Education and Science Communication)
Ms. Norkumala binti Awang
E-mail: [email protected]
Pemakanan dan Sains Kesihatan
(Nutrition and Health Sciences)
Ms. Rosmidzatul Azila binti Mat Yamin
E-mail: [email protected]
Alam Sekitar dan Biodiversiti
(Environment and Biodiversity)
Dr. Muhammad Husni bin Mohd Amin
E-mail: [email protected]
Sejarah dan Falsafah Teknologi ; Falsafah Peperangan dan Kajian Ketenteraan Islam
(History and Philosophy of Technology; Philosophy of War and Islamic Military Studies)
Mr. Mohammad Mustaqim bin Malek
Senior Research Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Fiqh dan Etika Perubatan ; Penjagaan Akhir Hayat
(Medical Fiqh; End-of-Life Care


Administrative Officer
Ms. Roziana binti Roslan
Office Secretary

E-mail: [email protected]
Mr. Rosli bin Razak
High Administrative Assistant
E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: (GL) 03-6204 6200 (DL) 03-6204 6231 / 232